As an agile coach it is imperative that you know your agile tools/frameworks and how to apply them. I am frequently put on-the-spot with a range of hypothetical situations, and then asked for the agile silver bullet. Specific questions about Scrum or Kanban are easy to answer, however it is the 'why' questions which really require the in-depth understanding of the 4 values and 12 principles of agile. Here are four common on-the-spot agile questions and my responses 1. How wou
For some teams, soon after the buzz of 'going agile' wears off the iterations/sprints can feel repetitive and even pointless. For example, in Scrum the cycle of planning, stand-ups, review and retrospectives without understanding the 'why' can feel like a waste of time. It reminds me of the 1993 film Groundhog Day. For those who haven’t watched the film, it’s about a news reporter Phil Connors who continuously wakes up to the same day. He soon finds it boring and purposeless.